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Murder Appeal Conviction Refused
HMA v Thomas Telford Mr Telford who was found guilty by a jury of attempted murder in Livingston High Court and sentenced to nine and a half years imprisonment has had his appeal against conviction refused. Mr Telford claimed he was acting in self defence but the Trial...
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Successful Appeal Against Firearms Conviction
HMA v Sean Barclay 2019 Mr Barclay, who was pled guilty to theft and possessing a prohibited firearm, has successfully appealed against his sentence. The appeal court ruled that in relation to the theft charge of stealing fake rifles from an army base, that the sentence...
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Man Convicted of Culpable Homicide 5 Years After Assault
HMA v Jason Gilmour 2019 Mr Gilmour, 29, has been convicted by the High Court in Glasgow of culpable homicide in respect of a man he was previously convicted of assaulting. Mr Hepburn was left with brain damage after an attack in 2012. Mr Gilmour received a 5 year and...
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Crown Wins “No Case To Answer” Appeal
HMA v SM 2019 The Crown has successfully appealed against a decision of a Trial judge to sustain a no case to answer submission. The respondent SM had been charged and a trial began in respect of his partner’s rape and abduction. The complainer had stated she had...
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No Case to Answer Submission Refused
HMA v Robert Redpath 2019 Mr Redpath, who was found guilty of being in possession of indecent images of children, has had his appeal against conviction refused. The computer expert claimed he did not have any knowledge of such photographs being on computers he was in...
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Appeal Regarding Violation Of Vulnerable Witness Legislation
PF v Christopher Wilson 2019 The appeal court at the High Court in Edinburgh has made an observation and took criticism of a Sheriff’s decision to remove a screen from an alleged victim of domestic abuse that she was giving evidence behind. This was to allow...
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Crown Win Appeal On “No Case To Answer” Submission
HMA v Bilaal Afzal 2019 A crown has won an appeal against a successful no case to answer submission by the defence during a rape trial. The trial judge had ruled that the crown could not prove that the complainer had been asleep during the act of intercourse. The High...
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Miscarriage of Justice Appeal Refused
HMA v Scott Fowler 2019 Mr Fowler has had his appeal against conviction refused after arguing that the advocate deputes jury speech and the trial judge’s misdirection’s resulted in a “miscarriage of justice.” The Appeal Court at the High Court in Edinburgh did not...
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Insufficient Evidence Appeal Refused
HMA v Richard Macpherson 2019 Mr MacPherson was found guilty of housebreaking and theft after a Trial at Aberdeen Sheriff Court last year. He has failed in an appeal against conviction after arguing there was insufficient evidence to prove that he was at the crime scene....
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Trial Abandoned Due Failure of Crown Statutory Duty
HMA v George Wright 2019 Lady Scott has demanded an explanation from the Lord Advocate for their “apparent failure of the Crown in their statutory duty to disclose that information” which result in the collapse of an attempted murder prosecution at the High Court in...
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